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Old 01-09-2012, 06:27 PM
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A decent 'Scan tool' for a Ford F350 7.3 ??

Has anyone found a decent and reasonably prices 'scan tool' for an F350 7.3 that can display dashboard stuff on a laptop ?? I know Autoenginuity (http://www.autoenginuity.com/) makes one, BUT it is very pricey.

Remember the F350 is NOT OBDII compliant, so the simpler ones will not work (like http://www.scantool.net/obdlink-sx.html).

I'm looking for a scan tool that will present a dashboard on my netbook with live normal engine and tranny items (ie; MPH, RPM, torque, oil press/temp, intercooler temp, tranny gear, tranny temp, etc, etc, etc).

... dave
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:19 PM
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the auto integurity is the least expensive one you will find it only cost about 400 a better scan tool will be about 1k.
The best one will be about 10k but you do not need anything that fancy.
I would go with auto integurity I may buy one because my scanner will not do everything and if I am going to work on diesels I need one better than what I have. Plus when I travel I take my laptop anyway.
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Old 01-10-2012, 02:57 AM
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Aeroforcetech.com. Interceptor. Check it out it does everything buzz test,contribution
And plugs right in shows ipr icp EOT all that for around 249$
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Aeroforcetech.com. Interceptor. Check it out it does everything buzz test,contribution
And plugs right in shows ipr icp EOT all that for around 249$
The Best $100 you'd Ever spend would be to go up to $350 for an AE

There's a world of difference between a Code Reader and a Diagnostic Tool like the AutoEnginuity......
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:13 AM
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Maybe should read about interseptor and what it does
It does practically everything ae does but is on all the time and fits in u gauge pod
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Maybe YOU should read what the Autoenginuity does, your thing isn't even close to being a "diagnostic tool"...

The AE does 95% of what Ford techs use. I mean, it does the PATS Key system!

Again - NOT EVEN CLOSE

OE-Level Coverage (Enhanced Interfaces)
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I read up a little more on A E and yes I agree it is more of a diagnostic tool. Looks like u guys sold me on that one. Putting in my order at end of month as I just put out for a ts chip this morning
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A decent 'Scan tool' for a Ford F350 7.3 ??

THANKS for all the information !! AutoEnginuity is the one to go with. Is there a user of AE out there that can answer a simple question: Can the user configure the 'meters' on the Live Data Meter tab to look more like actual meters (ie; dial format) or is that display rigid and non configurable ?? Can they be presented as dials, analog, digital, graphs, etc ??
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THANKS for all the information !! AutoEnginuity is the one to go with. Is there a user of AE out there that can answer a simple question: Can the user configure the 'meters' on the Live Data Meter tab to look more like actual meters (ie; dial format) or is that display rigid and non configurable ?? Can they be presented as dials, analog, digital, graphs, etc ??

Here u go
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Not "Dials" as your readout (I don't think anyway..) you can configure analog graphs (up to 4) of your choosing, simultaneously, and a digital (numeric) display, but I've never seen a "needle" type gauge as an option. But, of course, you can record & review a session too.

And, it should be added, you need some sort of computer/laptop to run it on. I use an old, outdated laptop because the AE requirements are pretty low....
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